A beautifully written story set in Australia. Lucy-Grace was my favorite character, and the one I felt for the most. The adults in this novel drove me crazy with their poor decisions. I lost count how many times I was SMH. Why did Izzy and Tom never consider adoption?
@mvegabec I enjoyed this one. Thanks.
The perfect Independence Day read. A classic coming-of-age story set in colonial Boston. Johnny is a talented Silversmith Apprentice, but after a horrific accident he is forced to make a new life for himself. #Newbery
@OriginalCyn620 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks #USA #letstravelJuly #RedWhiteandBlue #colormepretty @Sweetkokoro
I just downloaded the library thing app and joined #kindlitsy ☺ such a good idea. Now to find someone to gift.
#nonfiction2019 "something with law or medicine"
This book had a little of everything, literally. This was an interesting listen on Audible, however I was not a fan of the author's use of "sophomoric humor." I would have preferred more facts and less commentary. I'm going to look for more books on some of these topics, any ideas?
@Shadowfat I made a would you rather questionnaire for you. I'm gathering information to plan your time travel adventure. I have a few ideas already, but would like your input. #staycationintimeswap #SITS If anyone else would like to use, or share this please feel free to do so.
I would have rated this book a five had it not been for the "shocking twist" toward the end.?
Despite that it was a excellent read, based on the Fugate family of Kentucky, and the pack horse Librarians of the 1930s. I love novels based on true events! #historicalfiction
A different take on the Holocaust story. A German traveling circus hides Jews. the story focuses more on the day-to-day life in the circus. The author does not go into a lot of detail about the atrocities committed by the Nazis. Overall, I found it an interesting story.
Look what I found while trying to clean up my bookshelves today. I totally forgot about having this series: The Caroline Years. They're a prequel to The Little House series. I'll have to find time to re-read these soon. #juvenilefiction #middlegrade
A shocking novel set in rural #NorthCarolina in 1960. Ivy's story will stay with you a long time. A time in history I have read little about, this novel will make you want to learn more about the Eugenics program. Social workers/State officials had the right to recommend forced sterilizations for someone with a disability. It's unbelievable to me that this went on until the year before I was born.
I was hoping someone would do a swap like this. A big thank you to @Chrissyreadit for hosting the #staycationintimeswap. I just signed up! #SITS I can't wait to be transported back in time to my destination. Here is the link if you're interested. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/7L8CLF9
The Journey of little Charlie was an excellent #historicalfiction novel. The narration on the audiobook was also very well done. In 1858 Charlie's father is killed. He is then forced by a evil slave hunter go on a journey tracking runaway slaves. Will Charlie go along with the plan to bring slaves back to the South, or will he try to help them Escape? #MiddleGradeMay @SaturnDoo @megnews
Set during World War II in a small town in France. Marcel is 12 years old, he rides his bike making deliveries for his parents bakery. One day he finds a secret note in a loaf of bread, and realizes his parents are part of the resistance. He then befriends the new Jewish girl at school. When a bully finds out and reports her, Marcel and his parents must help her escape the Nazis.
#historicalfiction #MiddleGradeMay @SaturnDoo @megnews
I never heard of the Peshtigo, Wisconsin fire before I read Cinnamon Moon. This was a great historical fiction book about the aftermath of this fire and the Great Chicago Fire of 1871. I highly recommended it. #MiddleGradeMay @megnews @SaturnDoo
"Imaginary friends a like books. We're created, we're enjoyed, we're dogeared and creased, and then we're tucked away until we're needed again."
An enjoyable read about family struggles, and homelessness.
#MiddleGradeMay @SaturnDoo @megnews
If you like Amal Unbound, you will love this book. It's the story of Two Sisters who run away from their abusive home. On the streets of India they find two homeless boys and a stray dog. Together they try to make a home under a bridge. They make money by going through the trash searching for things to sell and making jewelry; but when the rainy season comes and things get complicated...
#MiddleGradeMay @SaturnDoo @megnews
The #classic Shirley Temple movie A Little Princess was one of my #childhoodfavorites. Ironically, I have never read, or listened to the book until today. I'm so glad I found it on Overdrive.
#MiddleGradeMay @megnews @SaturnDoo
I adored this little book, so fun. This is one I feel that a middle grade student would actually pick for themselves. It's reminiscent of Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory or Wit's End from the Adventures in Odyssey series ☺ The bottom picture is one I took of my small #hometownlibrary. #MiddleGradeMay @megnews @SaturnDoo
My Sunday afternoon listen on Audible. Harbor: verb to give shelter to, to offer Refuge to. A diverse middle grade read, I like how the six kids in the story support each other.
#MiddleGradeMay @megnews @SaturnDoo
This is what I bought my mom for Mother's Day. I can't wait to see her reaction. She likes to read books about British history, so I'm hoping this will be a good one.
Set in my home state of #NorthCarolina. I highly recommend this heart-wrenching tale. 10 year old Annie deals with grief after the loss of her newborn sister. The part about the "rock baby" really got me?
#NC #MiddleGradeMay @megnews @SaturnDoo
*After the two of read today, I should probably try to find some more lighthearted reads.
I just listened to this1986 #Newbery Honor book for the first time. It was such a tragic story with hard life lessons. According to what I read on the internet, it was based on true events which makes it even sadder.
I thought I remembered watching this on an ABC Afterschool special, when I was a kid. Does anyone else remember that? I couldn't find it on YouTube, I wanted to watch it again. #MiddleGradeMay @SaturnDoo @megnews
Overall this is a good young middle grade biblical fiction series. It's not an exact retelling of the Bible. Each book has a kid from present day America that finds themselves transported back to Biblical times, are now part of their favorite Bible story. The series reminds me of #AdventuresinOdyssey.
I liked the history, and journal entry writing style. It's an entertaining story, but Catherine constantly taking the Lord's name in vain, ruined it for me.
Bob was this month's #mgbuddyread selection. It was just okay for me, as an adult. This would be a cute story for a 6 to 8 year old. I would categorize it as an #earlygrade rather than a #middlegrade novel.
I just finished this wonderful duology. I can see why it was a #Newbery honor book. It's great for fans of Anne of Green Gables, or history lovers. #WW2 #middlegradeMay is off to an amazing start, these two will be hard to beat.
@megnews Have you read these?